July 13, 2009
Fish was major part of early human diet
A U.S.-led international team of scientists says it has produced the first direct evidence of substantial fish consumption by early modern humans in China.
Erik Trinkaus, a professor at the University of Washington in St. Louis, said freshwater fish are an important part of the global diet, but it has been unclear when they became an important part of the year-round diet for early humans.
The study appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.